The National Wildlife Federation

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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City of Rogers

Rogers , AR

Greg Hines


Pledge Summary

The Rogers, Arkansas is in one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation. Rogers has a population of 72,112. Nestled in the Ozarks Rogers is surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor recreation is a large draw for the region. As the region grows, it is important to the City of Rogers to engage in activities that support monarch and other vital pollinator populations.

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Action Items Committed for 2024

Communications and Convening

  • Issue a proclamation to raise awareness about the decline of the monarch butterfly and the species’ need for habitat. This proclamation must incorporate a focus on monarch conservation.
  • Engage with gardening leaders and partners (e.g., Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, Nature Centers, Native Plant Society Chapters , other long-standing and influential community leaders) to support monarch butterfly conservation.

Program and Demonstration Gardens

  • Host or support a native seed or plant sale, giveaway or swap.
  • Facilitate or support a milkweed seed collection and propagation effort.
  • Plant or maintain a monarch and pollinator-friendly demonstration garden at City Hall or another prominent or culturally significant community location.
  • Launch, expand, or continue an invasive species removal program that will support the re-establishment of native habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Display educational signage at monarch gardens and pollinator habitat.